December's five "critical" bulletins and two "important" items affect all versions of Windows, including its newest Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Microsoft is offering a limited-time deal to its Windows 8 Pro customers in which they can add Media Center at no extra cost.
IDC projects growth for worldwide tablet market at large, but Windows-based device sales will be weak through 2016.
Organizations can now buy various on-premises 2013 Microsoft server products via volume licensing agreements, including Office 2013, in their RTM state.
Microsoft partners say User Client Access Licenses will go up 15 percent in December.
Forrester Research is seeing some signs that businesses might be slower to adopt Windows 8 compared with its predecessor.
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that a "release preview" test version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 can now be downloaded.
Microsoft's first security update after the release of its newest OS features three "critical" bulletin items that address 4 reported issues for Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Microsoft announced some coming Windows Azure improvements for organizations engaged in high-performance computing analyses.
Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live group, has abruptly left the company.
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Windows 8 fixes among the patches previewed in Microsoft's security update advance notification for November.
Microsoft announced availability of BizTalk Server 2013 in beta format.
Windows Server 2012 Essentials software can be downloaded, but you won't find it on hardware for a few more months.
Microsoft's new Windows 8 client operating system hit general availability today, along with the Windows RT version of the Surface tablet.
TechNet and MSDN subscribers get first dibs at the RTM version of Office 2013, as well as Exchange 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013.
Microsoft's first-quarter earnings for fiscal-year 2013 off 8% from the 2012 Q1 result.
Cumulative updates include improvements to performance, better battery, and application and driver compatibility.
Boxed upgrades of Windows 8 Pro will be $69.99 from various retail outlets, while online downloads will be $20 cheaper.
Microsoft announces that its Office 2013 products will be released to manufactures this week.
Microsoft's small biz-sized server OS now ready for hardware partners, with availability coming November 1.